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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 26, 2018, Part 2/2

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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 26, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:39 am

Micro collection - Death Star escape:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 26, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:51 pm

I like seeing the micro collection sets as I’ve got absolutely no clue what they look like. Hope someone has one to post

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Postby spoons » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:45 pm

One of my favourites and I think the first set I bought

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 26, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:34 pm

spoons wrote:One of my favourites and I think the first set I bought

DeathStarEscape1.jpgDeathStarEscape2.jpg~original.jpgDeathStarEscape8.jpg~original.jpgDeathStarEscape9.jpg~original.jpgDeathStarEscape10.jpg~original.jpg


Thanks andy for sharing pictures of that fantastic playset you have 8) the cannon does it look like the cannon on the 3 3/4 kenner death star ?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 26, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby spoons » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:52 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:
spoons wrote:One of my favourites and I think the first set I bought

DeathStarEscape1.jpgDeathStarEscape2.jpg~original.jpgDeathStarEscape8.jpg~original.jpgDeathStarEscape9.jpg~original.jpgDeathStarEscape10.jpg~original.jpg


Thanks andy for sharing pictures of that fantastic playset you have 8) the cannon does it look like the cannon on the 3 3/4 kenner death star ?


no problemm Lars, and yes the canon is a close match. i suppose they didn't really have a screen verison to work from
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 26, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:04 pm

Nice Andy :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 26, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Palifan » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:10 pm

Great set and I have a loose one that I gave to my boy as well as the DS world set for me. My son loves playing with these micro collection series and I must put mine out on display at some point.

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Postby spoons » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:34 pm

Palifan wrote:Great set and I have a loose one that I gave to my boy as well as the DS world set for me. My son loves playing with these micro collection series and I must put mine out on display at some point.

Ian


A set for my kids is what got me into them. With them interlocking you can keep adding sets to your son's collection :mrgreen:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 26, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:54 pm

What’s your favourite micro collection set guys?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 26, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Mini99 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:11 pm

Were these only available in the US, or where they available in other territories?
Does anyone know why these were not released in the UK?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 26, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Snaketibe » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:38 pm

Great set, Andy! Thanks for posting.

As for why they weren't released over here (at least I think they weren't; I'm happy to be corrected if I'm wrong!), I don't know the answer, but I do know the line failed to perform to Kenner's expectations / hopes, so it's possible that affected the decision, especially if they were 'trialing' them in the US first. According to Sansweet's 'Star Wars: From Concept to Screen to Collectible', the line failed due to kids not liking the pre-posed figures which limited playability, and many parents resented what they saw as attempt to get them to buy new toys that weren't compatible with all the others they'd already shelled out for.

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Postby lejackal » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:11 pm

There’s also a mail away version.....pic from the interweb:
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Postby lejackal » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:27 pm

Snaketibe wrote:Parents resented what they saw as attempt to get them to buy new toys that weren't compatible with all the others they'd already shelled out for.

This annoys me today with my kids toys - just make one scale and make all track interchangeable, I don’t need 17 different tracks for different bloody car/train sets!! :evil:
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 26, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby spoons » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:45 am

TheJabbaWookie wrote:What’s your favourite micro collection set guys?


Bespin Freeze Chamber is my favourite but I still need a boxed one, the kids have one but I don’t :(

The carbon freeze is a fantastic play feature
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 26, 2018, Part 2/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:22 am

spoons wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:
spoons wrote:One of my favourites and I think the first set I bought

DeathStarEscape1.jpgDeathStarEscape2.jpg~original.jpgDeathStarEscape8.jpg~original.jpgDeathStarEscape9.jpg~original.jpgDeathStarEscape10.jpg~original.jpg


Thanks andy for sharing pictures of that fantastic playset you have 8) the cannon does it look like the cannon on the 3 3/4 kenner death star ?


no problemm Lars, and yes the canon is a close match. i suppose they didn't really have a screen verison to work from


I think you are right about that :D


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